Wired Sussex Blog

>Big Screen Bonanza!

>Tuesday night was the latest Flash Brighton and BANG collaborative event, their festive Big Screen Bonanza! I’d been to one before and was really looking forward to having a few beers with the animation crowd and watching some great animations, I wasn’t disappointed. After a couple of free mince pies and wearing reindeer style antlers we all settled down to the first part of the evening. Richard Mitchelson (aka Rich Mitch) kicked things off with a screening of his favourite animations of the year. It was an eclectic mix of funny, beautiful and just plain odd films. There wasn’t a …

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>Brighton SEO Meet-up

>Yesterday evening was the Christmas SEO Brighton meet-up organised by Fresh Egg after a suggestion by Kelvin Newman on Twitter, the event took place in the upstairs room of The Quadrant pub. it was great to catch up with everyone, especially finally putting faces to names from people you read about on blogs and follow on Twitter. Thanks to Fresh Egg who were kind enough to buy the 1st round of the evening. There were people from Fresh Egg, iCrossing, Site Visibility, No Pork Pies and Click with Technology, plus several people who came up from Southampton and Bournemouth who …

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>The Sussex Internship Programme Strikes Back

>We have spent the last month out and about throughout Sussex, meeting with companies within the media, creative and content sectors with regards to the Sussex Internship Programme. It has been a great way to find out what is happening out in the industry and also to put faces to names with our members. The Sussex Internship Programme, in partnership with the University of Sussex, will provide 100 internships across the full spectrum of the media industry in Sussex over the next 18 months, with an initial 40 internships being advertised on the SIP website on the 1st December 2009. …

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>Women in Media Breakfast Meet Up

>We have set a date for the next Women in Media meet up. With previous events such as PR and work life balance workshops, annual conferences and networking breakfasts across Brighton, Women in Media is a strong support network for anyone who is working or looking to get into the media industry. Wired Sussex in partnership with iCrossing are holding a Breakfast meet up on the 21st January 2010 at The Sanctuary Cafe in Hove 8.30am – 10.30am. The event will include a presentation from social media expert Jenni Lloyd, Nixon McInnes a sizeable networking session and a slap up …

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>Looking Good!

> Those of you that know me in real life may be aware that I love photography, so I was super pleased to be able to get Garage Studios to cover our recent skills fair and design night. In addition to Adam providing the great shots we have used on our blog, the team also bought along their pop up studio. Check out their blog and see if you can spot yourself. Big thanks from all at Wired Sussex to Adam, Tash, Mary, Leon and Rupert


>At Wired Sussex we’ve been talking for a while about the lack of events for designers. It seems that the calendar is full of techie stuff (there seems to be a group for every programming language) and events such as Write Club show that writers can be sociable too. Friday night though saw the first Brighton Glug event and it was well worth waiting for! It had sold out well in advance and the additional tickets that were released also sold out almost instantly. The venue (The Basement, in 24 Kensington Street) was perfect for people to chat and be …

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>Did you ‘Make it into Media’?

> With the adrenalin of Thursday’s event finally ebbing away, we’ve now had a chance to reflect on what was a great day. Make it into Media saw over 500 media hopefuls take full advantage of the skills, training experience and knowledge on hand, and gain insight into this competitive field. The day started with talks on The Sussex Internship Programme and the opportunities available through the University of Sussex’ Careers and Employability Centre, as well as an award presentation. Phil Jones and Judith Good of the University of Sussex were pleased to present Tim Vincent with his award for …

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>Less than two weeks left to book your chance to Make it into Media!

>Want to kick-start your career in Media?Make it into Media is almost here, and this is just a quick reminder that you need to register to attend. The skills fair is aimed at giving you all the information you need break in to this exciting industry. The event is organised by Wired Sussex, in partnership with the University of Sussex. This free event is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is interested in working in media to get up-to-date, first hand and relevant advice on the skills, knowledge and training needed to work in this dynamic industry. The event schedule …

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>White Night – this Saturday

>When I first heard about White Knight, all sorts of images flashed through my head, fortunately, they all turned out to be very wrong and it’s actually a festival (led by Brighton & Hove Arts Commission working in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council) to make the most of the ‘extra hour’ we get with the clocks going back.This is the second year for the festival and they have a packed and eclectic line up to keep us entertained throughout the night. The programme includes user generated videos, art installations, late night sports and a (very) wide range of …

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An Interns Point of View, Part 2 – Matthew Moore @ Qube

>We have invited 3 of the interns from the Sussex Internship Programme to be guest bloggers about their experiences throughout the 30 days of their internships Hello again. Matthew from Qube here. As you may recall in my last post I hadn’t had much time here, two and half days to be specific. However now I’m in my fourth week I hope to give a little more insight into the wonderful world of Qube. Last week I went a stage further from community mapping onto consumer outreach on a current project Qube are handling. A competition is being run to …

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